Tag Archive: logical reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 5.29.18

A. Some Tuesday, LSAT-inspiration: It could be worse. You could be studying for the bar a sixth time. Above the Law

B. Southwestern Law School in LA is apparently just giving away seats now. Above the Law

C. A Notre Dame Law School prof made a … uhh … less-than-progressive argument about same-sex marriage that might be more appropriate for the eponymous cathedral. The Public Discourse

D. Want a clerkship after law school? Here are some tips. U.S. News & World Report

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (File under: Graham, Aubrey Drake): Is ghostwriting ethical in the legal profession? ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 5.25.18

A. June LSAT takers: today’s the deadline to upload your photo for the test day admission ticket. Make sure to follow these guidelines and get your photo up before dusk. LSAC

B. In its pursuit of being a more ~chill~ organization, LSAC recently launched the beta version of Khan Academy, its free LSAT prep service. Here are the mixed reviews from experts; but don’t take their (or our) word, you should check it out when it goes live on June 1. Law.com

C. Yet another underperforming law school — this time, it’s Arizona Summit — is suing the ABA with the argument that the association wrongfully damaged the law school’s reputation by calling out its academic and admissions standards. Above the Law

D. I suppose this is one way to argue that a crime constitutes a federal crime. ABA Journal

E. Trump and Kim continue their will-they-won’t-they, Jim and Pam dance. Get a room, you two (and then denuclearize once in that room). Politico

Logical Reasonings / 5.25.18

A. Don’t forget, June LSAT takers: tomorrow’s the deadline to upload your photo for the test day admission ticket. So follow these guidelines, mean mug the camera, and upload your photo. LSAC

B. ETS, the maker of the GRE, just launched a tool that predicts your likely LSAT score based on your GRE performance. Law.com

C. Harvard Law grads got some dispiriting advice from commencement speaker and outgoing Senator Jeff Flake. Time

D. Another article on how to pick the best law school for you. Above the Law

E. Michael Rotondo, that 30-year old dude who was court ordered to leave his parents’ house, had a pretty awkward interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. BuzzFeed

Logical Reasonings / 5.23.18

A. A former law student makes a compelling case that law schools should award scholarships based on need, rather than merit — i.e., don’t just give scholarships to the students who will help that law school improve its ranking. Until this change is made though, a great LSAT score and GPA is the way to get that money. Above the Law

B. An Indiana University law professor wrote a letter to the editor of Bloomington’s Herald Times arguing that so many women winning elections is a “sad achievement.” We think the much sadder achievement is writing a letter to the editor after every law journal refuses to publish your unsubstantiated claims. Herald Times

C. The First Amendment meets the block button. The Hill

D. A Fourth Circuit judge just decided in favor of a trans student, which could have sweeping implications for trans rights. Vox

E. Apparently, lawyer-of-the-moment Michael Cohen sent a cease and desist letter to The Onion way back in 2013. The Onion finally unearthed it and … the letter speaks for itself. The Onion

Logical Reasonings / 5.22.18

A. Considering taking a gap year or two? USNWR talked to some law school deans, and apparently work experience is becoming a more important consideration for some law schools. U.S. News & World Report

B. You may think this manifesto on the importance of double spacing after a sentence is frivolous now, but wait until you have to learn The Bluebook. Then it’ll be a matter of life and death. Above the Law

C. Having a bad day? It could be worse. You could be this kid who was ordered to pay $36 million in restitution after causing a wildfire. The Oregonian

D. Dovey Johsnon Roundtree, the legendary civil rights and criminal defense attorney who argued the case that desegregated public buses, passed away at the age of 104. Washington Post

E. Publix wouldn’t write “Cum” — as in “Summa Cum Laude,” Latin for “with” — on a graduate’s cake because they apparently couldn’t get their unlearned heads out of the gutter. This, of course, led to the graduate having to explain to his grandmother about why that word was censored from the cake. BuzzFeed

Logical Reasonings / 5.21.18

A. The 2017-18 (nearly final) application data are in. Pretty consistent with our past coverage of the data, but overall, applicants rose 8.8% and applications rose 9.2%. Spivey Consulting

B. Californians are notoriously laid back. So much so that sometimes we forget to study for the February bar examination and then only 27.3% of us who took the exam actually passed it, which is the worst pass rate in almost 70 years. State Bar of California

C. Speaking of California, San Francisco’s DA office will use an algorithm — because it’s in San Francisco, of course it would — to expunge felony marijuana convictions, now that cannabis is legal here. ABA Journal

D. Over at UT, law students had an especially fun Con Law final where they were asked to imagine that they were counsel to the Governor of Kansas … in the Brown v. Board of Education case … and defend segregation. Above the Law

E. SCOTUS came out with a big decision today, penned by Gorsuch, which held that employers can use arbitration agreements to block employees for banding together in class action suits. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 5.18.18

A. No excuses — if this 84 year old can do law school, so can you. Above the Law

B. Aaron Schlossberg, he of the threatening-to-call-ICE-on-some-people-who-were-just-speaking-Spanish incident, probably won’t be disbarred. Slate

C. …Despite having a history of these kind of incidents. CNN

D. Anita Hill, whose accusations of sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas came to light during his SCOTUS confirmation hearings, told Rutgers Law grads to remember the ideals of #MeToo during their legal careers. ABC News

E. DREAMers in Utah can pay lots of money to go to law school, but they’re ineligible to take the bar exam there. That is dumb. And someone should fix it. Salt Lake Tribune

Logical Reasonings / 5.17.18

A. Ever wonder who’s the youngest person to ever graduate for law school? Above the Law

B. UCLA Law is the latest school to accept the GRE. Daily Bruin

C. The NY attorney who was caught screaming at some restaurant employees who had the audacity to speak Spanish in his presence is getting críticas muy malas on Yelp. ABA Journal

D. Seven women law professors at the University of Denver just received a $2.6 million settlement from their employer after they filled a suit challenging the pay gap between them and their male colleagues. ABC News

E. Trump’s counsel, Rudy Giuliani, who’s been totally correct about everything so far, says that Mueller’s attorneys claim that they can’t indict a sitting president. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 5.16.18

A. Even if you missed the LSAT Webinar this afternoon, you can still catch the Law School Admissions Webinar at 6 pm Pacific tonight. If you RSVP and attend that one, you’ll get $300 off our classroom courses and $75 off the first month of a subscription to our online course, in addition to a ton of guidance in how to apply to law school. Blueprint LSAT

B. The recently shuddered Charlotte School of Law is suing the ABA, arguing the ABA violated the school’s due process rights when it put the school on probation. ABA Journal

C. We discussed “ambulance chasing” today, and that’s one name critics have called Michael Avenatti. Maybe those critics should brush up on ad hominem fallacies? Above the Law

D. New reports suggest that Trump Jr.’s lawyer tried to get the parties to the Trump Tower meeting with the Russia-connected lawyer to agree on a story about what happened at the meeting. Seems innocent enough. Washington Post

E. Choosing Laurel or Yanny is the height of an exclusivity fallacy. This NYT tool lets you hear both (theoretically, at least … my old-ass ears can barely hear the high-frequency “Yanny” even with the tool). NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 5.15.18

A. You’re cutting it close, buuut you we’ll still allow you to RSVP to the two webinars we’re putting on this Wednesday. You can even choose between LSAT Webinar at noon Pacific or Admissions Webinar at at 6 pm Pacific. If you RSVP and attend either, you’ll get $300 off our classroom courses and $75 off the first month of a subscription to our online course. Blueprint LSAT

B. Tonight at 11:59 pm Eastern is the last chance you have to change your test date or location (which will cost you $100), or withdraw for a partial refund (which will only be for $50), if you’re signed up to take the June exam. LSAC

C. A Big Law firm took a PR L when word broke that it was forcing its summer associates to sign mandatory arbitration agreements for all employment-related claims — including sexual harassment. Now Yale law students are attempting to put an end to that practice by asking firms to disclose whether they force associates to sign such an agreement. Above the Law

D. A compelling case for riding law schools of grades. Above the Law

E. Is Stormy Daniel’s attorney courting ethical violations by being so damn ubiquitous? Probably! ABA Journal